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How to Write Body Language for Fiction Characters #amwriting #wip #Romance #writetip

Novel Writing 101:  Body Language for Fiction Characters   Okay.  Quiz time. You want to convey to your reader that your hero is angry.  What body language would you describe? He crosses his legs. He plants his fists on his hips. He strokes his beard. He chews his pen cap. He leans forward in his […]

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Secrets of a Bestselling Author: How to Become a Writing Machine #writing #writetip #selfpub #humor

So you want to become a writing machine? You want to write more content for your novel every day? Excellent plan! The more you write, the more books you’ll have to sell. If you sell more books, you can drive more creditors away from your door. (One can hope, anyway.) In this era of the […]

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ePublishing from a Publisher’s Perspective: Nina Paules, CEO

Note from Adrienne deWolfe:  I’m thrilled to welcome today’s guest columnist, my publisher’s very own CEO: Nina Paules, founder of ePublishing Works. Here’s your chance to ask lots of questions (via the Comments Section) of an industry professional who know’s digital publishing inside and out! EPublishing Works, which is headquartered in Pennsylvania, tripled in size […]

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Writing Tips: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Genre

Whether you write Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, or some other genre, you’ll find the writing tips in today’s guest post invaluable!   Please help me welcome award-winning author, Lois Winston, whose heroine-sleuth was dubbed by Kirkus Reviews: “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.”  Lois is the author of the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series. […]

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Amateur Writing: Do Your eBooks Give Indie Authors a Bad Name?

Picture Yours Truly indulging in a rare pleasure these days:  taking time to open a new book, published by a small electronic press. The cover of the book I’m browsing looks good. The author has been published before by this small press.  She’s new to me, but I’m a supporter of Indie Authors. I’m willing […]

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WANTED: Book Blog Tours, Guest Columns on Writing Novels

Howdy, Readers! In my ongoing mission to help writers achieve their publishing goals, you’ll start to see more guest columns, written by published authors, who can bring you their professional wisdom, the source of their inspirations, and their insider views on the business of writing. Writing Novels That Sell will also begin to host blog tours […]

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Invasion of Crazy Cat: Will I EVER Write Again?

I think my cat needs a shrink. (And yes, this post has EVERYTHING to do with writing novels!  Who do you think makes me too crazy to type, ’cause she jumps on my HEAD so she can chase the CURSOR?) Krazy Kat is now 9 months old, going on toddlerhood. She likes to run at […]

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Writing Dialogue for Novels: Tips for Cursing and Swearing

Writing Dialogue for Novels: Tips for Cursing and Swearing I just finished reading an interesting post by a published author. This writer was lamenting the number of flaming criticisms that readers posted, objecting to the F* bomb in the author’s Contemporary Romance novel. While I heartily empathize with this author’s pain (it’s never fun to […]

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Story Plot Problems: 7 Writing Taboos that Guarantee “No Sale”

Story Plot Problems: 7 Writing Taboos that Guarantee “No Sale”  Seeking ideas for a story plot that will end your book with a bang?  Trying to beef up a weak story resolution so your novel catches the eye of a book editor?  You’re not alone.  At writing conferences around the country, I’ve heard book editors say […]

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Writing Novels: 10 Evil Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story

Writing Novels: 10 Evil Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story How’s your novel writing going? Are you making progress toward your book goals today?  Or have you fallen victim to one of these 10 nefarious Writing Gremlins from the shadowy realm of Writer’s Block? 1. Mind Muncher This warty, pug-nosed menace chew ups […]

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